Construction of the 3,800dwt type has started at Gelibolu Shipyard (Source: Conoship)

Construction start of Conoship’s new-generation vessels

Construction of a new generation of short-sea vessels developed by Dutch marine architect Conoship International Projects has started at Gelibolu Shipyard in Turkey, with more to be constructed in the Netherlands.

The diesel-electric general cargo vessel built in Turkey is suited for short sea and river operations. It is scheduled to be delivered in 2023. Two more of the 3,600dwt type vessels will be constructed by the Netherlands-based Holland Shipyards Group. An enlarged version, tween deck-fitted vessel of 3,800dwt, will be built three times for another undisclosed owner at Holland Shipyards likewise. The construction of the five cargo vessels built in the Netherlands is planned for 2024.

With its diesel-electric propulsion system, enlarged propeller in combination with a ConoDuctTail® and optimised hull lines, its fuel consumption aims to be best in class, especially in wind and waves. To further improve its performance, the design is ready for wind-assisted propulsion, as it is prepared for the placement of Econowind VentiFoils®, which would reduce fuel consumption and CO2 emissions by abt. 10% annually, depending on the sailing route. Conoship International Projects is working on a number of variants of the ship, including a 5,800dwt version. The 5,800dwt new design concept is in development and will be brought to market soon.

Article Editorial staff Ship&Offshore
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